1971 Oakland Athletics season

1971 Oakland Athletics
1971 AL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 101–60 (.627)
Other information
Owner(s) Charles O. Finley
Manager(s) Dick Williams
Local television KBHK
Local radio KEST
(Monte Moore, Bob Elson, Red Rush)
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The 1971 Oakland Athletics season involved the A's finishing first in the American League West with a record of 101 wins and 60 losses. In their first postseason appearance of any kind since 1931, the A's were swept in three games by the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship Series.

Offseason

Round 5: Rich Dauer (did not sign)
Secondary Phase[2]
Round 1: Phil Garner
Round 3: Steve Staggs (did not sign)

Regular season

Vida Blue became the first black player in the history of the American League to win the American League Cy Young Award.[3] He was also the youngest AL player in the 20th century to win the MVP Award.[4] During the year, Vida Blue was on the cover of Sports Illustrated and Time magazine.[5]

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 10160 0.627 46–35 55–25
Kansas City Royals 8576 0.528 16 44–37 41–39
Chicago White Sox 7983 0.488 22½ 39–42 40–41
California Angels 7686 0.469 25½ 35–46 41–40
Minnesota Twins 7486 0.463 26½ 37–42 37–44
Milwaukee Brewers 6992 0.429 32 34–48 35–44

Record vs. opponents

1971 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK WSH
Baltimore 9–97–58–413–58–106–59–310–211–77–413–3
Boston 9–96–610–211–712–61–116–68–47–113–912–6
California 5–76–68–108–46–68–106–1212–66–67–114–8
Chicago 4–82–1010–83–97–59–911–77–115–711–710–2
Cleveland 5–137–114–89–36–122–104–84–88–104–87–11
Detroit 10–86–126–65–712–68–410–26–610–84–814–4
Kansas City 5–611–110–89–910–24–88–109–95–75–139–3
Milwaukee 3–96–612–67–118–42–1010–810–72–103–156–6
Minnesota 2–104–86–1211–78–46–69–97–108–48–105–6
New York 7–1111–76–67–510–88–107–510–24–85–77–11
Oakland 4–79–311–77–118–48–413–515–310–87–59–3
Washington 3–136–128–42–1011–74–143–96–66–511–73–9

Opening Day starters

  • 1B Don Mincher
  • 2B Dick Green
  • 3B Sal Bando
  • SS Bert Campaneris
  • LF Felipe Alou
  • CF Rick Monday
  • RF Reggie Jackson
  • C Dave Duncan
  • P Vida Blue

Notable transactions

Roster

1971 Oakland Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
CDave Duncan10336392.2531540
1BMike Epstein10432977.2341851
2BDick Green144475116.2441249
3BSal Bando153538146.2712474
SSBert Campaneris134569143.251547
LFJoe Rudi127513137.2671052
CFRick Monday11635587.2451856
RFReggie Jackson150567157.2773280

[9]

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Ángel Mangual9428782.286430
Larry Brown7018937.19619
Don Mincher289822.23928
Steve Hovley24273.11103
Frank Fernández491.11101
Felipe Alou282.25000

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Vida Blue393122481.82301
Catfish Hunter37273.221112.96181
Chuck Dobson301891553.81100
Diego Seguí26146.11083.1481

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Rob Gardner47.2002.355

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Rollie Fingers4846172.9998
Darold Knowles435273.5940
Mudcat Grant151031.9813
Paul Lindblad81003.944
Jim Panther401011.124

Awards and honors

All-Stars

1971 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1971 American League Championship Series

Game 1

Sunday, October 3, 1971, at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland

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WP: Dave McNally (1–0)   LP: Vida Blue (0–1)   Sv: Eddie Watt (1)

Game 2

Monday, October 4, 1971, at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland

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WP: Mike Cuellar (1–0)   LP: Catfish Hunter (0–1)
Home runs:
OAK: None
BAL: Brooks Robinson (1), Boog Powell 2 (2), Elrod Hendricks (1)

Game 3

Tuesday, October 5, 1971, at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California

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WP: Jim Palmer (1–0)   LP: Diego Seguí (0–1)
Home runs:
BAL: None
OAK: Reggie Jackson 2 (2), Sal Bando (1)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Oaks American Association Sherm Lollar
AA Birmingham A's Southern League Phil Cavarretta
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Harry Bright
A-Short Season Coos Bay-North Bend A's Northwest League Jim Reinebold

References

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